The Way of the VoiceEdit
After a disastrous battle at Red Mountain where his army was annihilated, he spent seven years pondering the meaning of his defeat. He finally came to the conclusion that the gods had punished the Nords for their arrogant and blasphemous misuse of the Thu'um. Following this revelation, Jurgen developed a pacifist creed called the Way of the Voice that preached the Thu'um should only be used for the worship and glory of the gods rather than martial exploits. After he converted to pacifism he became known as Jurgen the Calm.
His philosophy prevailed, largely due to his unshakable mastery of the Voice. His victory was sealed in a legendary confrontation, where The Calm is said to have "swallowed the Shouts" of seventeen Tongues of the militant school for three days until his opponents all lay exhausted. These Tongues later became his disciples .
It was after this confrontation he founded the Greybeards, a monastic order dedicated to mastering the Way of the Voice. He also built High Hrothgar , located near the peak of Throat of the World, which served as the monastery where the Greybeards meditated and perfected their voice .
- "Fate drives you, but you follow your own path. Choose wisely, lest you wander into evil."
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)